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what kind of diarrhea medicine can I take while breastfeeding

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Imodium (loperamide): Imodium (loperamide) is one of safe ones to take. Additional ingestion of yogurt or probiotics will further reduce the duration of diarrrhea.

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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Supportive Care: Best treatment for diarrhea, breastfeeding or not, is supportive care. Clear liquids- broth, pedialyte, sport drinks: soft foods- toast, crackers, mas ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
44 years experience Pediatrics
Try hydration: Most meds for diarrhea are not very effective Try hydration and a high carbohydrate diet: rice, potatoes, and breads. Also probiotics have been shown ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Smecta okay: Smecta is not absorbed into the body. Okay to take while breastfeeding.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Calcium +D: In addition to your prenatals, it would be good to take some calcium with vitamin d.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Diarrhea/breastfeed: Women who are breast-feeding should avoid drugs that contain bismuth, such as pepto-bismol. Imodium (loperamide) is probably safe. for mild upset stom ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudine nandi Lee
Specializes in General Practice
Rather not diet: Right now not really a good time to diet. Eat as healthily as you can. Use panado for fever and stay hydrated.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kanaya Maharaj
Specializes in
Relative safety: Occasional doses are safe. More regular and prolonged use may affect the infant and may reduce amount of breast milk produced.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
16 years experience Pediatrics
Breastfeeding: Your wife should be staying hydrated most importantly. Drinking plenty of fluids/Gatorade is important. Don't take any Immodium, you want whatever i ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Keep breastfeeding: Breast milk has antibodies that help reduce viral diarrhea length. There is no medication for diarrhea at this age. Keep buttocks covered in vaseline. ... Read More
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